Regional Briefs – February 27, 2019

Senate OKs Bill to Ensure Proper Burials for Veterans

ALBANY – The state Senate on Tuesday unanimously OKed a new program to ensure veterans whose bodies are unclaimed get a proper burial, The Associated Press reported. It requires local governments to work with veteran groups when a next of kin cannot be found.

New Lab for Grape Research To be Built in Finger Lakes

GENEVA, N.Y. – A federal lab for grape research will be built in New York’s wine country, Sen. Charles Schumer said. The $68.9 million Grape Genetic Research Unit at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva will help researchers develop higher quality, disease resistant varieties.

Bones in Revolutionary War Graves Reveal New Details

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. – The skeletal remains of 13 people discovered at a construction site where a Revolutionary War-era cemetery was located is yielding new details, The Associated Press reported. Excavation confirmed the graves include seven adults and six youths.

NYC Ban on Cannabis-Infused Food Postponed Till Summer

NEW YORK – New York City health officials delayed a ban on CBD additives to food and drink until summer, after first imposing it earlier this year, The Associated Press reported. Restaurants, cafes and bars caught off-guard by the ban on the cannabis compound now have till June 30 to present their side.